By Srila Narottama das Thakura
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hari hari! biphale janama gońāinu
manuṣya-janama pāiyā, rādhā-kṛṣṇa nā bhajiyā,
jāniyā śuniyā biṣa khāinu
O Lord Hari, Lord Hari, I have spent my life uselessly. Although I have obtained a human birth, I have refused to worship Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, and in this way I have knowingly drunk poison.
golokera prema-dhana, hari-nāma-sańkīrtana,
rati nā janmilo kene tāy
saḿsāra-biṣānale, dibā-niśi hiyā jwale,
jurāite nā koinu upāy
The treasure of love of God has descended from the spiritual world of Goloka Vṛndāvana, appearing in this world as the saṅkīrtana movement of the chanting of Lord Hari's holy names. Why was I not attracted to it? Day and night I burned in the poison of material existence, but still I refused to take the antidote.
brajendra-nandana jei, śacī-suta hoilo sei,
balarāma hoilo nitāi
dīna-hīna jata chilo, hari-nāme uddhārilo,
tāra śākṣī jagāi mādhāi
Lord Kṛṣṇa, the prince of Vraja, has appeared as Lord Caitanya, the son of Śacī-devi and Lord Balarāma has appeared as Lord Nityānanda. The most fallen and degraded were lifted from their fallen condition by the chanting of the holy Name of Lord Hari. The story of Jagāi and Mādhāi testifies to the truth of this.
hā hā prabhu nanda-suta, vṛṣabhānu-sutā-juta,
koruṇā karoho ei-bāro
narottama-dāsa koy, nā ṭheliho rāńgā pāy,
tomā bine ke āche āmāra
O Lord Kṛṣṇa, O son of Maharaja Nanda, O companion of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, the daughter of Mahārāja Vṛṣabhānu, please be merciful to me. Now that I have finally attained Your reddish lotus feet, please do not push me away. Except for You, who is my shelter?